Do you have what it takes to go from Gran Turismo gamer to real life racing driver?
Blurring the lines between reality and gaming, Sony has announced an online Sony Computer Entertainment Australia (SCE Aust.) has thrown down the gauntlet to wannabe racing car drivers as GT Academy 2010 goes ‘live’ in Australia.
The opportunity to have a preview of Gran Turismo5 game is already an incentive for some gamers to enter the time trial phase of GT Academy 2010. But there is an ultimate racing prize at stake – the chance to win an intensive driver training program to qualify for an international race licence and a full race season in the European GT4 Cup driving a race-spec Nissan 370Z.
Anyone from a participating country who is aged over 18, holds a full driving licence and is eligible under the terms and conditions of the competition can enter the Time Trial stage of GT Academy 2010.
All you need is access to a PS3 connected to the internet. Download the Gran Turismo time trial from Playstation Store via the Playstation Network and you’re ready to go. Lap times will be recorded on the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course driving the Gran Turismo versions of both a standard, road version of Nissan’s stunning 370Z as well as a tuned version of the same car. Combined lap times will give each player a place on their country leaderboard and participants are invited to post as many times as they like.